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LSU Kinesiology Students Continue to Outperform National Average on Certification Exam

05/24/2012 01:36 PM

BATON ROUGE – For the second consecutive year, all students in the athletic training undergraduate concentration in the LSU College of Education’s Department of Kinesiology passed the Athletic Training Board of Certification, or BOC, examination on their first attempt. The exam allows graduates to practice as a certified athletic trainer across the country. The national average for students passing the BOC exam on their first attempt was approximately 80 percent last year.


Many of these graduates have already received graduate assistant positions at universities across the country, including Clemson University, the University of Nebraska, the University of Memphis, Middle Tennessee State University and Florida State University.


The students are Nicholas Badeaux of Lafayette, La., Zachary Benjamin of Tulsa, Okla.; Camille Bordelon of Carencro, La.; Raymond Champagne of Houma, La.; Kirsten Hunderkmark of Barrington, R.I.; Courtney Melanson of Crowley, La.; Emily Mesa of Kenner, La.; Jared Muth of Covington, La.; and Madeleine Scaramuzzo of Covington, La.


For more information about the Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer, see


For more information about the athletic training undergraduate concentration in the Department of Kinesiology, visit


Effective July 1, the new College of Human Sciences and Education will consist of six schools: the School of Education, the School of Human Resource Education and Workforce Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library and Information Science, the School of Social Work and the University Laboratory School.


For more information about the LSU College of Education, visit

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